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of giving u.s. workers and businesses a chance to compete and vote in favor of pntr. i might add, madam president, i want to pretty much thank my colleague from utah, senator hatch, who is a very good person. we have worked very closely together. the two of us make a good team to get this legislation passed. mr. hatch: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from utah. mr. hatch: i want to praise the distinguished chairman of the committee. he has done a wonderful job on this. of course it's been a pleasure to work with him. madam president, this bill marks an important step forward in our relations with russia and moldova. once this bill is signed into law, our workers, job creators and farmers will be able to take full advantage of russia and moldova's ascension to the w.t.o. -- accession to the w.t.o. the bill citrus strong enforcement provisions to ensure that russia lives up to its international trade obligations. finally this bill will help advance human rights and the rule of law in russia. today's vote would not be possible without the combined efforts of many dedica
. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment in seeing closed. madam clerk, could we go to the adoption calendar. >> clerk calvillo: item had 3 43 is being considered for immediate -- without committee reference. the board of supervisors hold a public hearing on december 11 at 3 pm with the board sitting as a committee of the whole to consjpxe temporary construction licenses for various real properties by eminent domain for the public purpose of constructing the central subway third street light rail extension project. >> president chiu: the house has changed roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: on item 43, supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen,ñkj4n absent. supervisor elsbernd, aye.pi"o supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. there are nine ayes. >> president chiu: resolution passes. and why don't we go to our imperative agenda, madam clerk. >> clerk calvillo: on behalf of supervisor chu for resolution recognizing the grand reopening
logistically how it would work to do this? >> yes, madam chair. it's my advice that the committee directs me to competitively bid these services. i am happy to at the end of awarding that contract, be able to take some further time and investigate the actual details around the independence issue, the chain of command and who the budget analyst would report to, how our office would interact, how they would interact with the members of the board, where exactly they would be housed here at the board of supervisors. you could also direct me to investigate other jurisdictional cities. los angeles, san diego, new york to look at how they are provided budget analyst services. so, i think it's from the comfort of actually having a contract that you could then further direct me to provide that information to the committee. >> okay. and if we were to go forward with an rfp and eventually that rfp would have to come back for approval, could we have it be flexible such that if there was a decision by this body at a later time to actually do a contract, any type of proposal we would be flexible enough to
afternoon. >> hi, madam president, my name is rod sahad, commissioners, supervisors. my name is rad sahad, i am president of the asian commission. i am here to pay my respects to leroy king, i have known him and i've got in front of him so i first of all want to do that. secondly i want to say that not just the other community but asian indian community also supports commissioner king to be reappointed. we think he brings great wisdom and is fair and i'm delighted personally that he is on the board, on this new commission, the commission on community investment and infrastructure, if i got that right. i'm also here to support the nomination of mara rosales who i have known since 1985 when she was assistant city attorney. worked with her when we were trying to bring asian indians into the mlp program. enough has been said about her so i'm not going to say anything further. i am in support of all the members. >> thank you, mr. sahar, thank you for being here. >> madam supervisors, al norman, baby merchants, southeast commission. i am here in support of all of the candidates here this e
, 2012. madam clerk can you please call the roll. >> supervisor avalos. present. >> supervisor. >> go giants. supervisor cohen. cohen present. supervisor elsbernd. present. supervisor farrell. present. supervisor kim. present. supervisor mar. present. supervisor olague. present. supervisor wiener. present. and mr. president supervisor chiu is not in the chamber. >> thank you. given that supervisor chu just got married we will excuse her this week and will be excused and will you please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> pledge one and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues we have board minutes from the meetings. could i have a motion on approve those minutes? moved and seconded. without objection that will be approved. madam clerk do we have any communications? >> there are no communications mr. president. >> if you could read items one through six. >> these item are from the consent agenda and if want to called separately we. >> colleagues any separate? >> (calling roll). there are t
don't we go to our next items. madam clerk, could you read the consent agenda. >> clerk calvillo: items 2 through 11 comprise the consent agenda, they're considered routine. if a member requests discussion of a matter it can be considered separately. >> president chiu: would roll call vote on 2 through 11. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those ordinances are passed, resolutions adopted and motions approved. madam clerk, could you call items 12 through 14. >> clerk calvillo: item 12 is a motion affirming certification by the planning commission of the final environmental impact report for the california pacific medical center's long range development plan. item 13 a motion reversing the certification. item 14 is a motion directing preparation of findings reversing the certification. >> president chiu: colle
. madam clerk will you call those items. >> items 18 through 21 comprise of special order at 4:00 p.m. persons interestedded in or objected to the public works department and tentative map for condominium conversion on dolores street. item 19 is the motion approving the public works decision to approve the parcel map. item 20 is motion disapproving the public works decision and disapproving the parcel map and 21 is direction of findings. >> supervisor wiener as the district eight supervisor for this project. >> thank you mr. president. i move to continue these items to november 20. >> supervisor wiener made a motion to continue these items to the november 20. is there a second? seconded. without objection these items will be continued to the 20 -- i was just told i need to ask for public comment so before we pass the motion to continue are there any members of the public that wish to speak on this item? okay seeing none public comment is closed. colleagues if we could take the motion without objection to the 20 of november that should be the case and i understand from supervi
. >> we can hear from the permit-holder now. >> good evening madame chair lady and good evening members of the board. my name is gus and even as you look at, this we have a lot of contradictions that are occur. now we only came across these citations this evening, at least i did and we had basically no time to respond to them. to make matters worse, you have a citation dated on the 3rd of december. you have another here dated the 4th of december. they are diametrically different. this one is talking about the violation. and this one is talking about a correction notice. and there is much difference between them. and the violation or the citation that mr. duffy is aware of is the one that is asking for correction. this is the one that we got from here. we just got this a few minutes ago. while mr. boskvich was talking. the issue is whether or not an installation or addition of a hood requires this notification. yes, the zoning administrator and mind you the zoning administrator has authority to make interpretations on the zoning code, as far back as 1996 has interpreted level 3 notific
. we have the clerk for this item. >> yes, good afternoon. madam chair, members of the budget and finance committee. this is your final meeting of the year and i just wanted to congratulate you on all of your work which is still yielding a measurable goodness in the city and to our department. honorable mention to you, madam chair, for all of your efforts in the department and you are a model chair to us as i understand you are cleaning out your pending list. so, thank you for that help. with no further delay, i am angela, the clerk of the board. i'm here with deborah, our administrative deputy to quickly hopefully get some guidance from you, which will be our 2013-14, 14-15 budget. once created the draft budget will be presented in january for your consideration and approval before being submitted in late february to the mayor and the controller. consistent with the approved two-year rolling budget plan we provide this had past june, we intend to present a draft budget recognizing the city's financial constraints. ms. landis is present to answer questions you may have about t
address it. >> president chiu: colleagues, any further discussion? madam clerk, please call the roll. >> clerk calvillo: on item 32 as amended, supervisor avalos, no. supervisor campos, no. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, no. supervisor mar, no. supervisor olague, no. supervisor wiener, aye. there are six ayes and five nos. >> president chiu: this ordinance is passed on the first reading. afternoon. welcome back to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, november 20, 2012. can we have order in the chambers please. thank you. madam clerk, let's go to item 33. >> clerk calvillo: item 33, an ordinance amending the administrative code to extend the sunset date of the public utilities revenue bond oversight supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you. colleagues, this is an ordinance extending the puc aback to 2016. and i wanted to -- i have circulated previously an amendment to this, a non-substantive amendment ensuring that there is no gap in coverage of the rb
, supervisor campos. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, i have two items today. the first is a resolution that i'm introducing along with president chiu and i want to thank him for his cosponsorship urging the national park service to cease efforts to locate the alcatraz ferry service at fort on workingo'ég8çu)u$ the port to confine continued service at the port of san francisco. as a bit of background on june 2012 of this past year mps began pjpublic scoping process establish a long term ferry service between san francisco waterfront and alcatraz island. they're also evaluating possible fer y service to sauc sausalitod are looking at three sites at the port of san francisco. piers 31 1/2ened have operated on the port of san francisco property for the past few decades. currently over 1.4 million people visit alcatraz island each year from their existing site at fisherman's wharf. fisherman's wharf is a bustling commercial district with restaurants, gift shops, over 3,000 hotel rooms and tourist attractions well served by public transportation. cont
-3 months. >> madame director, when would you like to move it to? >> march 6th would be 3 months and march 20th is another option. >> okay. march 6th,perhaps. >> march 6th. >> the date works. we object just for the record that this board is going to act for the fire department. i think what you are doing is inappropriate and we object to it. >> rc
in general public comment? seeing none. public comment is closed. madam clerk can you move to the adoption calendar. >> the next items are considered without committee reference and enacted on a single call and if a member wants to sef veran item it can be separately. >> anybody want to sef veran item? >> roll call. >> (roll call). there are ten aye's. >> the resolutions are adopted. colleagues we have our 330 special order which i hope to start at 330 and other than that why don't we temporarily . >> [gavel] >> good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of october 23rd. we are back for our 3:30 special order for restaurant appreciation month. let me start off by saying on behalf of our colleagues and our 800,000 residents that like eating in the best restaurants in the entire world i want to thank you those that have been really at the forefront of running amazing establishments and serving up and cooking great food and what i would like to do is go in reverse district number order and start with supervisor avalos from district 11. >> thank you president c
with tasers. >> thank you, madam clerk. we are just joined by supervisor eric mar, this is a hearing that i called forward in the context of having years dialogue about the use of tasers or electronic controlled weapons in san francisco. this is something that has been taken up in this time, by the police commission, but since, it is discussion that is happening ongoing, with many of our committees across san francisco, i wanted to bring it forward as a hearing to be able to get some input from the board of supervisors and also to hear what plans are from the police department as well about how they want to move forward. in the middle of this discussion, is also the work of the crisis intervention team. there was a resolution that was passed last march by the police commission that gave broad latitude for the police departments to really strengthen the crisis intervention work and team and training. and i would hope to get an update on that today. i believe that the greatest use of or great use of police department energy is around people who are dealing with mental health issues and mental
and madam clerk do we have any other items? >> there is no further business. >> we are ajournd. >> we are adjourned.
a question. i do maim madam chairman have questions i would like to submit to the secretary and directer fugate. i don't want to take my time here. with your permission, i'll submit the question and you can get the answers back to us. i want to focus now on not just fundings needing for recovery porks -- portions of the recovery, but i think there's a common theme throughout the morning's testimony by the various senators. it is that how do beget beyond just basic of recovery. to and restoration to really the mitigations aspects? and kind of challenge that we're looking there relative to this what turn out to be an inextraordinary cause when you look at the map that was presented here in terms of the extent of this storm, the population that lives within that red zone, and purple zone, and the density of construction businesses and et. cetera, et. cetera, et. cetera. we're talking about an enormous amount of money and mitigation that would be necessary to bring us to the so-called 21st century protection from what appears to be ever increasingly the devastating storms. we are not talking
report on this item. >> okay. why don't we actually go to the budget analyst report. >> madam chair, members of the committee, deborah newman from the budget analyst office. as mr. kim has indicated, these funds were placed on reserve last april when sfmta came forward with proposal for issuing revenue bonds. and at that time, recently prior to that, the board of supervisors had approved the large motorola regional agreement that was a 12-year agreement with motorola to do a public safety regional data communication and radio communication system. and at that point, when the mta was coming forward, they raised a number of questions about how the sfmta project fit in with the regional motorola project and other city departments. there was a request to take a look at this and coordinate the efforts. as mr. kim has indicated, coit has looked at this and on october 18th recommended that the budget and finance committee release this reserve. we are therefore recommending approval of the release from the $1.6 million on reserve for the sfmta's radio system replacement project. however, i
's take a roll call vote on supervisor campos' motion to amend. madam clerk. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, no. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, no. supervisor farrell, no. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, no. there are seven ayes and four nos. >> president chiu: the motion passes. supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: eye will be -- since this is no longer the resolution that i actually authored and said the opposite of the resolution that i authored, i will be voting against thisv #çt resolution. >> president chiu: roll call vote on the underlying resolution as amended. >> clerk calvillo: on item 38 as amended, supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, no. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, no. supervisor farrell, no. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, no. there are seven ayes and four nos. >> president chiu: the resolution is adopted as amended. col
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incidentally has its own budget shortfall. madam chairman, as your reference, we seem to be entering an age of increasingly violent storms. at think we really have to think carefully about whether and how to rebuild and locations we know of vulnerable and likely to be hit again which means as we go forward we have to take some vision and think about how we replace critical infrastructure. for instance, during each of the three storms in connecticut in the past year. we have most seriously been impacted by a long-term power outages as a result of our aging electrical distribution system. therefore i hope we will use this opportunity to up some power lines underground move measures of stations away from the store. other mitigation projects include front -- want protection , rhoda improvements, gardening or relocation. the estimated cost for similar projects, and towns, and infrastructure, estimated by our gunners office at $3 billion. the failure to adequately fund mitigation and resilient efforts will only lead to greater federal spending in the future as extreme weather events, including an
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